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NDnano offers collaborative seed grants; proposal deadline is May 31

NDnano offers collaborative seed grants; proposal deadline is May 31

Author: Heidi Deethardt

Notre Dame’s Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) is accepting proposals from Notre Dame faculty in the Colleges of Science and Engineering for one-year seed grants. The purpose of the funding is to stimulate cross-college and cross-disciplinary research that broadens and deepens the understanding of complex scientific questions and grand technical challenges.…

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South Bend native returns to Notre Dame as chemistry professor

South Bend native returns to Notre Dame as chemistry professor

Katharine White

Growing up in South Bend and earning her degree from St Mary’s college, Katharine White never thought she would move back to the area. After all, White experienced the country from coast to coast from historic Boston to sunny California after her undergraduate career. Nevertheless, 12 years after earning her bachelor’s degree in chemistry, White now finds herself back as the Clare Booth Luce Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Notre Dame.

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Jun Li from ACMS Gregory Timp from EE and BIOS received $1.75 million R01 from NIH

Author: Kathy Phillips

Gregory Timp, Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Electrical Engineering and Biological Sciences, and Jun Li, Associate Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, form an interdisciplinary team and receive $1.75 million R01 grant from NIH as two principal investigators.

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Drs. Bin Xu and Alexandra Jilkine Selected for Biophysical Society's Biophysical Journal Paper of the Year for 2018

Author: Cheryl Schairer

ROCKVILLE, MD – The Biophysical Society is pleased to announce that Bin Xu and Alexandra Jilkine, University of Notre Dame, have been selected as the winners of the Biophysical Journal Paper of the Year Award for 2018.  Their winning paper is titled Modeling the Dynamics of Cdc42 Oscillation in Fission Yeast

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New study reveals surprising effects of mutations in proteins

New study reveals surprising effects of mutations in proteins

Jeffrey Peng

Predicting how mutations in proteins alter their ability to function is critical to understanding what drives health and disease in humans. A new study in Structure, Cell Press by scientists at the University of Notre Dame and their colleagues demonstrates how a minor mutation can have far-reaching effects on a protein, playing a role in the onset of different diseases.

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$12,500 Student Grant Opportunity - Fall Deadline: October 1, 2018

$12,500 Student Grant Opportunity - Fall Deadline: October 1, 2018

Author: Sarah Chapman

The Research Like A Champion (RLAC) Program is offering $12,500 to any and all students who are interested in cancer research. For those of you who are not familiar with the RLAC Program, it is a collaborative effort within the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) to drive innovation in cancer research. Undergraduate and graduate students from all colleges and departments across campus are invited to submit proposals for projects looking into the causes, detection, impact, treatment, and prevention of cancer. Individual students or groups of students who choose to work in a team are eligible to apply. …

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